Blogs from Maggie's

When a child has cancer – the impact on siblings and school friends

04 December 2019
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If your child is diagnosed with cancer, it can tip your world upside down, both physically and emotionally.  It can be hard to focus on anything else but your child’s wellbeing - and yet you may have to juggle school, work, home and other family responsibilities.  It may feel as if you’re being torn in many directions. 

Not everyone...

  • Carers
  • Talking about cancer
  • Children
  • Managing emotions

Disability Benefits 4: The variability of cancer related difficulties

31 October 2019
Tom_maggies avatar

All three disability benefits can struggle a little with the sheer variability of the kind of effects that cancer and its treatments can bring. In this part we look at  how all three “disability benefits” - AA, DLA and PIP - deal with this "variability"  during the day, between days and across very different staps in that year or so after...

  • Managing symptoms and side effects
  • Living with cancer
  • Finance and benefits
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